In the Episcopal tradition we believe that Holy Baptism is full initiation into Christ’s Body, the Church by water and the Holy Spirit. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble.
At The Chapel of the Cross, the sacrament of Holy Baptism is offered to all—infants and adults—who have not yet been baptized and who wish to follow the way of Jesus through participation in the life of this parish.
Baptisms are scheduled at regular Eucharistic services on the Sunday after All Saints (Nov. 1), the First Sunday after the Epiphany (Jan. 6), the Easter Vigil, Pentecost, and other dates designated by the Rector.
Baptismal instruction, including a rehearsal of the service, is required for all candidates who can speak for themselves and for parents of those who cannot. Sponsors (godparents) are also invited. See lists below for upcoming dates of Classes for Baptismal instruction and Baptismal services. Baptismal rehearsals are held the day of the service, and will be scheduled with the participants closer to the baptismal date.
To schedule a Baptism, contact one of the staff clergy; the Baptism Information Form should be downloaded, filled in and sent to the parish office or to the priest.
Baptism Services for 2020 (prior Baptismal Instruction required):
- Saturday, April 11 at 8:00 pm (Easter Vigil)
- Sunday, April 19 at 11:15 am
- Sunday, May 31 at 10:00 am (Pentecost and Episcopal Visitation)